Urban Dream Granada Hotel
What We Love
- A modern hotel in gorgeous Granada, with breakfast and a discount at the gastro loungeEnjoying Granada's custom of serving free tapas with your drinks
- Marveling at the stunning Alhambra palace, a 20-minute bus ride away
- Making the most of your discount at the exquisite Urban Gastro Lounge
What To Know
- The city center is just a short walk from the hotel or you can hail a taxi
- There's no onsite parking but you can easily find a street spot nearby or at the parking garage just down the street
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The name of this hotel is right on the money, offering rooms decked out with modern furniture, complimentary Wi-Fi and a lounge bar serving delectable tapas – all set in Granada’s Camino de Ronda neighborhood, a 20-minute walk from the beautiful city center.
With the Hotel Urban Dream Granada as your base, you can admire the Renaissance cathedral and stroll plazas teeming with bars, before choosing where to pause for an aperitif and tapas. The jaw-dropping Alhambra palace is a pleasant 20-minute stroll away, and just down the road, you can spread out for a sunny picnic in the landscaped Federico García Lorca Park.
Set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Granada is an impressive spectacle, but there’s a lot to explore in the surrounding area, too. To see some of Spain’s natural beauty, head to Sierra Nevada National Park, an hour’s drive east of the city, and admire the gushing rivers and beautiful pine forests.
Decorated in crisp whites and cool blues or neutrals, the Double rooms here are fresh and inviting. Sleek, contemporary furnishings and plush bedding create the perfect retreat to come home to after a day of sightseeing, sangria and tapas.
Great food is a priority at Hotel Urban Dream Granada, with chefs providing a varied buffet-style breakfast each morning and further gastronomic delights later in the day. All this is whipped up at the show-cooking stations using fresh ingredients and authentic flavors. There’s also the Urban Gastro Lounge, which serves traditional local tapas and drinks.
The magical heart of Granada is a 15-minute walk from the hotel, which itself is located on the central Camino de Ronda. Here, you’re within walking distance of restaurants, fantastic shopping, historic buildings and buzzing nightlife.
How to Get There
We were part of a tour group staying 2 nights, so had little contact with reception, although they welcomed us efficiently enough.
The room itself was ok, clean and fairly spacious. We must have been at the back as there was no view out of the window but that meant it was quiet. The bathroom was a mixed bag. There were grotty looking thin, grey towels and a horrid dispenser on wall for gel such as you find in a public toilet.The bath has seen better days, scratched rusting plug surround, and where sealed at the top looks horrid, but there was a new shower unit and the sink was ok.
Evening meal was a buffet. Poor service We sat at shared tables. Of the six of us, only 4 people (2 couples) ordering drinks. The waitress put all on one ticket. They say they cannot charge to room or put on separate tickets. The waitress was quite rude. Not sure why it was such trouble to write on two pieces of the notepad rather than one! Which meant one person had to pay, (who we don't know that well) and we luckily had the cash to re-imburse him. They don’t listen to what you want and just bring and plonk it down. No respect. Feel as though you are treated like cattle. I didn't like the food, and there were no labels so you don’t know what it is, although the chef did try and help and tell us "fish". I could see that - I wanted to know what sort! The room then filled up with French and Japanese groups. It was really noisy. This certainly does not feel like high class dining. More like a canteen.
Breakfast was similar, although they did do the best scrambled egg of the tour. and the second evening at dinner there was a nice chef cooking the fish. Second breakfast - no bowls – ran out and had to wait ages to be able to eat cereal or fruit!
My wife and I spent two nights at Urban Dream. It’s a lovely, well located hotel. Reception staff were very helpful. We had a room at the front so can be quite noisy but I’m used to that in London. The bar was a focal point on Corpus Christi Festival and it was great to watch and be part off. I would return here.
Stayed 4 nights on an independent trip to Granada, Cordoba and Malaga. Clean bedroom and bathroom. No tea and coffee facilities in room but they are cheap to order at bar. Enjoyed a couple of late night teas/coffees in the bar and the bar person was really pleasant, remembering my order from before. Reception staff pleasant on arrival. Location was within 15-20 mins walk of main attractions. On a main road but that didn't bother us. All in all hotel was adequate but didn't raise itself above that.
During my tour along several states in Spain finally i understand the terms of 4 stars hotel in Spain. 4 stars is quite far from luxury i used to experience in another countries.
No aircond during winter which left me and my roommate dried out and grilled inside the hotel room even at night.
No facilities for coffee and tea making inside the hotel room.
No iron and iron board inside the hotel room.
Everything about the room was fine and clean. But if you have this craving for hot chocolate at night, please bring your own kettle from home. If you feel burning hot inside your room, you have no choice but to open the window even though its not safe to do so. Bring your own iron.
In other countries, these 3 basics are available in 4 star hotels without the need for you to beg like an idiot.
Unfortunately our travel agent from Malaysia never warned us about this. We learnt it the hardest way.
The good thing is he hotel served varieties of food during breakfast and so we the Muslims were not limited only to bread and cheese. I had Spanish tortilla, plain churros (they didnt serve with chocolate), buns and breads, cheese, pastries, cereals and milk, mushrooms, eggs, and fruits.
I stayed here for 1 night during our Spanish tour.
We stayed there for 1 night as we were touring Spain.In the city centre and a lovely hotel.Good location... supermarket two doors away Really clean ,quiet and comfortable. The rooms are nice.The breakfast is delicous.You can walk around the hotel and find nice cafes or pubs.